PTI | Jun 11, 2014, 05.25 AM IST
A government employee with a disabled child serves as the main caregiver and any displacement of such employee will have a bearing on the systemic rehabilitation of the child since the new environment or set-up could prove to be a hindrance for the rehabilitation process, it said.
The word ‘disabled’ includes blindness or low vision, hearing impairment, locomotor disability or cerebral palsy, leprosy, mental retardation, mental illness and multiple disabilities, a department of personnel and training (DoPT) order said.
“Upbringing and rehabilitation of disabled child require financial support. Making the government employee to choose voluntary retirement on the pretext of routine transfer or rotation transfer would have adverse impact on the rehabilitation process of the disabled child,” DoPT said in its directive to all central ministries and departments. “The support system (for rehabilitation) comprises preferred linguistic zone, school or academic level, administration, neighbours, tutors or special educators, friends, medical care including hospitals and therapists,” it said.